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Hours of Operation
Monday- Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
How to Reach Us
Visit the Commission's merrimackoutdoors.org website
The Merrimack Conservation Commission (MCC) was established per the Town Charter in accordance with State Law, RSA 36-A. It is responsible for the proper utilization and protection of the natural and watershed resources in Town – our streams, rivers, forests, wetlands, wildlife habitats, open space and our drinking water resources.
The MCC reviews all projects that are to be located in the Aquifer Conservation District and the Wellhead Protection Areas. The MCC also reviews Dredge & Fill permits for the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES). The results of our review are submitted to the Planning Board and/or the NHDES for their consideration and action.
In addition, the Commission conducts workshops, seminars, manages land owned by the Town and has various Sub-Committees to support its work and properties.
More information about the properties the Commission manages can be found at its website: www.merrimackoutdoors.org
The Commission’s Goals include:
1. To establish land management plans for Town owned land.
2. Increase land acquisition for the protection of open space and natural resources.
3. Inventory primary wetlands.
4. Create buffer zones for protection of wetlands.
5. Increase community education and outreach programs.
6. Continue to protect and support agriculture in our Community.
The MCC usually meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. in the Merrimack Memorial Conference Room. The Commission often has a revised meeting schedule during the summer months.
The public is encouraged to attend these meetings. Anyone wishing to present an appropriate matter before the MCC should submit the information in writing to the Conservation Commission 11 days in advance of the next scheduled meeting in order to be placed on the agenda. Submission should be done through the Staff at the Community Development Department office. Contact information is below.
Meetings are aired on Merrimack Cable T.V. Channel 20 and can be viewed online at: http://merrimacktv.com/online-video/conservation/
MCC MEMBERSHIP VACANCIES:
Full: Term Expires 6/30/2018
Alternate: Term Expires 6/30/2020
Alternate: Term Expires 6/30/2019